Sancerre Wine

 

Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is best known for its brisk, mineral white wines, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, though red and rose Sancerre, made from Pinot Noir, is increasingly popular.

Just as in Chablis, the chalky-white Kimmeridgian soil is what really sets the wines apart from those in nearby appellations. Named after a town in Dorset which also shares this geological formation, Kimmeridgian soil is a combination of clay and limestone filled with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells. Unsurprisingly, Sancerre goes exceptionally well with oysters.
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  • Chenin Blanc

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Château de Sancerre

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  • EM - The 'Shellfish' flight is described below in the menu (I usually ...  I think I liked the Sancerre more than the New Zealand version of Sauvignon Blanc, but they were both tasty.  Sandra in fact had a full pour of the Sancerre and that was her favorite of the two.  I gave her most of my Vinho Verde after tasting it, because I was getting ... Read More

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  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... to ... New Zealand, and a Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even threw in a free espresso after I had already paid beca... Read More

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  • Hey, RBA, the "Shellfish" flight sounds fun.  It is easy to add ... regarding the NZ SB vs. the Sancerre S Read More

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  • I debated whether to post this here or on RBA's <$20 wines.  I ... ... ... was $15.99I included the Sancerre in this pic for BLM's benefit.  I'm pretty sure the label on this one is not appropriate.  Heck you have to turn the bottle around to find the vintage date on the back label.  $18.99.I have been drinking the Rene Barbier Mediterrean Red... Read More

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  • Monty Python is never drift, but clued into the essence of all ... swapped the C9dP for the Sancerre.  Any other good restaurants in Larkspur these days?  Read More

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  • Inspired by VV, I had Rioja last night.  But first some catching ... a ... ... a 2015 Dominique Crochet Sancerre, that we never got to.  After all, we had been to a wine bar already.Last night, simple sirloins on the grill, with grilled asparagus, grilled potatoes, no burners used in the kitchen.  A 2005 Reserva Rioja from... well, some no nam... Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... with a Prosecco for me and a Sancerre for Sandra, along with just a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell.  Once the dining room was open, we moved to a booth and ordered our entree - a nice center cut prime rib-eye for myself and the miso marinated sea bass for Sandra... Read More

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  • Attended a Washington Ballet performance today at the Warner Theater in ... ... ... wine for myself, 2015 Sancerre Domaine De La Perriere for Sandra) and then when the dining room opened at 5 PM, we enjoyed Alaskan King Crab and Shrimp / Salad along with two glasses of their finest Chardonnay from Napa (don't remember the winery).  Lovely mea Read More

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  • This was a couple of nights ago, to be technically correct.  Requiem ... ... (visiting team over from Sancerre got butt kicked; blend from multiple sites; can feel the power yet not in same class as even DD’s son’s efforts, though WE seems to like them; would’ve been better if it wasn’t up against the first string) Sorry, JD, none of us believ... Read More

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  • Lots of people were taking pictures of our signs. For good reason. ... ... oysters for your snack, and Sancerre is always a good accompanimen Read More

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  • I am going to Sancerre in 3 weeks! I am trying to understand the wine and discover vineyards and winery's to visit that would be walking/biking distance from the town center. Any ideas please and Merci. Mary Alice

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  • Hi, Can you please let me know if it is possible to purchase Red Sancerre......? Regards Alan

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